Mustangs Down Texas El Paso 28-17 - Match Report
Zach Line tore up the turf for 114 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Mustangs to a 28-17 win over the Miners at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
The Mustangs earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 20-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 53.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
J.J. McDermott completed 18 of 31 pass attempts for 244 yards for the Mustangs in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Miners defense.
Leilyon Myers rushed for 23 yards for Texas El Paso, while Joe Banyard added 18 yards. Nick Lamaison threw for 142 yards for the Miners, while receivers Donavon Kemp and Mike Edwards had 92 and 86 yards respectively.
Texas El Paso was outgained by Southern Methodist 390-306 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-16 by the Miners.
Southern Methodist lost the time of possession battle 31:47/28:13, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Southern Methodist looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Northwestern State. Texas El Paso will aim to get back on the winning track at New Mexico State.